Category: Drug Court

Drug Consumption Rooms: Minimising Harm to Users and the Community


Over the last decade, patterns of illicit drug use have changed around Australia. In 2001, when the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) was established in Kings Cross, there was an epidemic of heroin overdoses in the local area. But today, the Sydney streets are awash with ice and the majority of people using it ...

Police Troll Facebook Page


A Facebook page, operated by NSW MP David Shoebridge, has come under fire from the New South Wales police and Drug Free Australia for telling followers which train stations sniffer dogs are patrolling. The Sniff Off Facebook page, which has over 13,000 followers, was set up as part of a Greens campaign against sniffer dog ...

Should We Bring Back The Youth Drug and Alcohol Court?


Adolescence is a time of transition and change as young people find their feet in the adult world. For many, it also marks the start of new experiences such as drinking, going out, and experimenting with drugs – often behind the backs of unsuspecting parents. Most young people survive their teenage years without any real ...

Drug Rehabilitation Programs that Can Help Reduce Repeat Drug Offences in NSW


The justice system takes drug offences in NSW seriously. Anyone who is charged with a serious drug offence where the drugs involved are substantial faces significant penalties, including possible imprisonment. The penalties are also likely to increase for a second or subsequent offence. In a bid to encourage drug offenders to seek treatment and reduce ...

Information for Parramatta Drug Court Participants


Have you been charged with a drug-related offence? Or had you taken an intoxicating substance at the time you committed your alleged offence? If you are facing the probability of a custodial sentence, and you are dependent on a prohibited drug, you may be eligible to undergo a rehabilitation program through the Parramatta Drug Court. ...